Stephen Colbert calls them “the Fakies.” Jimmy Kimmel labels the event the Stupid People’s Choice Awards.
All of that for Donald Trump’s promise to reveal “THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR.”
I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
A presidential tweet said the awards would be given at 5 p.m. Monday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, his press secretary, assured the White House press corps it would be invited.
Colbert, on CBS’ “The Late Show,” is lobbying for a Trump “fake news” award via a Times Square promotion.
“The TV host posed for the black-and-white ad, in the style of movie studio Oscar campaigns,” said CBS News. “The billboard says the ‘Late Show’ wishes to be considered for ‘all categories,’ including ‘best Chex mixing,’ ‘Least Breitbarty’ and ‘Smallest Button.'”
Meanwhile, Samantha Bee of “Full Frontal” demanded attention, too.
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) January 4, 2018